Steering Board Meeting
30. Oct. 2007
Steering Board Meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece
The key elements of the 7th Steering Board Meeting in the frame of Work Package 5 (WP 5) are the final decision about the future SEE-ERA-NET Regional Programme (ReP-SEE) and the new structure of the WP6.
WP6 Task Force meeting on the drafting of the Regional Programme
21. - 23. May. 2007
As decided at the Steering Board meeting on 30 March 07, the WP6 leader invites a selected number of SEE-ERA.NET representatives and external experts to a first task force meeting on the drafting of the ´SEE-ERA.NET The Regional Programme`ReP-SEE.
The first call under The Regional Programme should be drafted in close collaboration with DG Research in the EC (Era Net+). This meeting will be held in Bucharest (exact dates to be confirmed by the WP6 leader). The overall objective is to decide on the establishment of an WP6 step-by-step implementation plan, to re-shuffle tasks and activities as well the existing budget respectively, and to propose a overall project roadmap (including improved budget line) to the Steering Board. This includes the development of a lobbying plan for Article 171 in May 2007 (establishment of the Central Administrative Body).
task force participants (to be confirmed by the WP6 leader):
Iulia Mihail Anca Ghinescu Furthermore, the detailled changes of the Description of Work of the SEE-ERA.NET WP5, WP6, WP7, and WP9 have to be discussed: The respective WP leaders and the SEE-ERA.NET Co-ordinator need to discuss to reshuffle the existing upcoming tasks, deliverables and milestones (and the upcoming pre-financing 3) towards updating of the existing Description of Work. A Proposal of necessary tasks, project deliverables and milestones has to be provided to the Steering Board by end May 07 under WP5 and WP6 towards the upcoming challenges in implementing the first call of the RePSEE. This process should result into a SEE-ERA.NET contract amendment for the years 2007-2009 and a SEE-ERA.NET Prolongation. THE FIRST CALL UNDER THE REGIONAL PROGRAMME
Furthermore, the detailled changes of the Description of Work of the SEE-ERA.NET WP5, WP6, WP7, and WP9 have to be discussed: The respective WP leaders and the SEE-ERA.NET Co-ordinator need to discuss to reshuffle the existing upcoming tasks, deliverables and milestones (and the upcoming pre-financing 3) towards updating of the existing Description of Work. A Proposal of necessary tasks, project deliverables and milestones has to be provided to the Steering Board by end May 07 under WP5 and WP6 towards the upcoming challenges in implementing the first call of the RePSEE. This process should result into a SEE-ERA.NET contract amendment for the years 2007-2009 and a SEE-ERA.NET Prolongation.
THE FIRST CALL UNDER THE REGIONAL PROGRAMME
Steering Board Meeting
29. - 30. Mar. 2007Steering Board Meeting in Berlin, Germany, WP 4
Thematic Conference on Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology: Sustainable Production and Management of Biological Ressources from Land, Forest and Aquatic Environments
05. - 07. Feb. 2007
Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments
HOTEL METRIOPOL Ohrid,
About the Conference
The Regional conference on Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology; Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments will be organized within the Southeast European Era-Net SEE-ERA.NET project.
Supported under the ERA-Net scheme, the SEE-ERA.NET aims at structuring and expanding the ERA to the West Balkan countries (WBC) by co-ordinating and supporting RTD activities so far conducted preferably at bilateral level. SEE-ERA.NET is trying to develop a systemic approach to joint activities, such as combining policy development, capacity building, infrastructure development, brokerage and networking activities, ending up with joint research projects , the new multilateral research funding scheme that shall foster integration of the EU member states and South Eastern (Western Balkan) Countries into the European Research Area.
The SEE-ERA.NET Pilot joint call is a pilot case for the cooperation of the project partner countries in the field of research funding, open for:
One of the thematic priorities of the Pilot Joint Call is Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology; Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments: subareas, 1. increased sustainability of agriculture - sustainable production, 2. increased sustainability of forestry - sustainable production and 3. animal health- sustainable production
The main objectives of the conference is to allow early partnering of institutions from participating countries, support knowledge exchange between involved researchers, reduce double-track activities and redundancies, and enable clustering of the researchers according to their scientific interests. It is expected that the Conference shall extract several prospective preliminary draft proposals for the Pilot Joint Call. In this context, the Conference will be organized in a modular way to support project brokerage, partnering and training for targeting participation under the Joint Calls within the SEE ERA NET and also the 7th EU Framework Programme. The participants should be high level researchers (research team leaders) as the representative of their institutes who have ability to negotiate partnership in order to build up multinational collaboration.
WP4 Working Group Meeting on the White Paper in Potsdam
14. - 15. Dec. 2006
The main topic of the Working Group Meeting will be the WP4 deliverables the "White Paper on overlaps, gaps and opportunities in view of the extension of bilateral RTD programmes and initiatives towards multilateral approaches" and the "Joint Action Plan as basis for WP5 (implementation of joint activities) and WP6 (pilot multilateral RTD programme).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ralf Hanatschek in the German IB for the BMBF IB-PT-DLR - phone: + 49 228 3821 482 or email@example.com
SEE-ERA.NET National Contact Point Training
23. - 24. Nov. 2006WP5 Greece, Rhodes; in cooperation with WP6, WP7, WP8
Steering Board Meeting in Koenigswinter, Germany
19. - 20. Oct. 2006
All SEE-ERA.NET Steering Board members are asked to activily participate at this meeting.
International conference "Why invest in Science in SEE?"
28. - 29. Sep. 2006Conference organised by ASO Lubljana, UNESCO-Venice and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Organising Institutions are:
-UNESCO Office in Venice
-Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office in Ljubljana (ASO)
- Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Working Group Meeting (with invited experts)
26. - 27. Sep. 2006Working Group Meeting (with invited experts) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, WP4, T 4.1-4.5
Working Group Meeting in Gif-sur-Yvette, WP9 & WP 4, T 4.1-4.5 (with invited experts)
06. - 07. Jul. 2006
The Working Group Meeting WP9 was conducted immediatly before the WP4 meeting on 06 July, morning, in Gif-sur-Yvette. It was dedicated to the update on the integration of Albania and Serbia in the past activities and deliverables of WP1-3 - including the first presentation of the SWOT Working Group meetings' results by representatives of the IVO PILAR Institute for Social Sciences, Zagreb.
Working Group Meeting 06/07 July, 2006 in Paris, France
Session: Integration of innovation aspects in the first Pilot Joint Call / SME participation in the PJC - invited guest speaker: Georg Panholzer Austrian Ministry for Economy and Labour / Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Abt. I/18 Stubenring 1 A-1010 Wien.